Jacquelyn J. Jurkins, 1928–

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Hall of Fame Induction: 2011

Significant AALL Service

Chair, Scholarship Committee, 1970–72
President, Western Pacific Chapter, 1971–73
Chair, Program Committee, 1973 Annual Meeting (Seattle), 1972–73
AALL Executive Board, 1973–75
Chair, Statistics Committee, 1975–77
Chair, Convention Planning Committee, 1976–77
Chair, Job Security Committee, 1978–79
Chair, Relations with Publishers and Dealers Committee, 1979–80
AALL Vice President/President-Elect, 1983–84
AALL President, 1984–85
AALL Immediate Past President, 1985–86

Professional Honors and Awards

AALL Hall of Fame, Inductee, 2011

Selected Publications by the Inductee

“Remodeling?” Law Library Journal 61 (1968): 101–02.
“Development of the County Law Library,” Law Library Journal 62 (1969): 140–52.
“AALL Scholarships and Grants Phase II or Anatomy of the AALL Scholarships and Grants Revisited,” Law Library Journal 65 (1972): 150–53.
“Where Have All the Publishers Gone?” Oregon State Bar Bulletin 56 (July 1996): 70.

Selected Publications about the Inductee

“Jacquelyn Jurkins,” in Frank G. Houdek, “AALL History through the Eyes of Its Presidents,” Law Library Journal 98 (2006): 229, 317–19.
Carol Hawkins, “Jacquelyn Jurkins: Law Librarian Extraordinaire.” In Multnomah Bar Association 100th Anniversary 1906–2006, 3, January 2006, available at http://www.mbabar.org/docs/History/History-January06.pdf.
Melody Fennemore, “Profiles in Law: Madame Librarian,” Oregon State Bar Bulletin 67 (Dec. 2006): 62.
“Law Library Goes Strictly By the Books Thanks to Jacque Jurkins,” Briefly Legal PDX (June 2, 2010).
Mary Lu Linnane, “Coggins, Grande, Johnson and Jurkins: 2011 Hall of Fame Inductees,” AALL Spectrum 15 (June 2011): 24–25.
Ronald B. Lansing, “Jacquelyn Jurkins.” In Crystalling the Legacy: Stories and Reflections on the Accreditation Era of a Law School, 1965–1974.  Portland, Ore: Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College, 2011.
Jacquelyn J. Jurkins Interview. In An Oral History of Law Librarianship, interviewed by Patrick E. Kehoe, Nov. 11, 2012, videorecording. Spinelli's Law Library Reference Shelf, HeinOnline.

Professional Positions

Assistant Librarian, Washington Supreme Court Law Library, 1960–61
International & Foreign Law Librarian, University of Washington, 1961–62
Director, Colorado Supreme Court Library, 1962–64
Librarian & Professor, Northwestern School of Law, Lewis & Clark College, Portland, Ore., 1967–72
Director, Multnomah County Law Library (Oregon), 1964–


B.A. University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1951
J.D. University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1952
L.L.M. University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1954
M.M.L. program, University of Washington Library School, 1960

Selected Professional Activities & Achievements (outside AALL)

Admitted to the Practice of Law, Wisconsin, 1952
Instructor, Portland Community College, Paralegal Program, 1973–2005